SusanMarie/ August 31, 2015/ Uncategorized

I happened to observe something recently, it was a segment of dialogue from a new show that definitely plays into the mindset of paranoia and the everyday struggles we all face in current society. The digital age, consumption based society, ‘The haves’ and ‘The have-nots’; the divide is great and it’s increasing. It is a problem of perception as well as deception.

The enemy wants us to believe that our resources and general welfare is depletable, disruptable. It seeks to drive normal sane people into a frenzy of competition for fear of missing out (which is an actual phobia) which results in tired, stressed out, over extended lives. They pay for it with their sanity, their sleep and the intimacy of the relationships they neglect, most especially, the one with God. The real truth is that there is enough resources and natural supplies on this earth for everyone to live with plenty of food and shelter. What keeps it from those in need is carelessness, greed, indifference and laziness.

God created ALL things. That means every dollar you earn or spend, the paper, the trees, the soil it grew in, the firmament its rooted in and the atmosphere that supports it! He is a thorough God, who is conscientious and attentive. There is not one provision that he has left out. We are so utterly blessed by every breath and the simple Miracles of everyday life that work seamlessly underneath the veil of our consciousness.

Part of that dialogue I began talking about, was a man recounting an experience as a young boy. A happy and bitter memory; a heap of sand that made its way back to his living floor, from the trip to the beach he had taken with his since departed father. His father explained to him that everyday, we change the world, bit by bit. Every handful of sand, every unprovoked act, every deliberate kindness. We get to choose what that impact will be.

We have that right and responsibility because of a SOVEREIGN God, who loves us enough to not interfere but able to intervene. There is order, justice and integrity in EVERYTHING that God does. We do not always believe this or see this BUT it doesn’t change the truth or the validity of God’s goodness. We have to remember that we are not privy to all of the details comprised, in any given set of circumstances or situation. He oversees and knows all of the possible outcomes, perfectly balancing the laws of nature with the laws of creation. He never abuses His authority but is beneficent in every act.

We need to mindful of how we will change the world from minute to minute. What we will sew and what we will reap. Do not buy into the mindset that acquiring and surviving is all there is. We have a God of Power, Provision and Perpetuity. He is FOREVER invested in our welfare. We need only step into His economy, with trust, surrender and thankfulness.

Lord, help us to step into Your economy, by surrendering our fears in exchange for Your grace, for the favor and blessings of Your Kingdom that is sufficient to every good work.

 Be the change that wish to see in the world! You can not be something to everyone but you can be everything to someone.

Matthew 5:13  “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.”

Deuteronomy 32:4  For I will proclaim the name of the LORD; ascribe greatness to our God! “The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.

Numbers 23:19  God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

James 1:17  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change

Proverbs 3:6  Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

Romans 10:13 For Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.
Romans 12:12  Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.


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